• Bob Sallis, MD: Walking and Heart Disease

    Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the country. While a family history of heart disease may put you at a greater risk, there...
  • Ventura, CA: Channel Island Views and Laid-Back Shores

    Not every coastal town has a stunning view of five beautiful islands. Home to Channel Islands National Park, Ventura, CA prides itself on its relaxed lifestyle, walkable streets, and, of...
  • Santa Monica: A Walkable City With a Bright Future

    Ask most people around the globe to name a beach near Los Angeles, and the answer will probably be Santa Monica. From the city’s iconic 100-year-old pier to Muscle Beach...
  • Tide Pools and Great Walks for Kids Scientists

    Who says that spending time by the water is limited to sun and surf? How about exploring a science project by the ocean, complete with tide pools and tutors who...
  • A Trail by the Rails

    Some communities are just that lucky: Two accessible train stations, 2.3 miles of beautifully constructed walking and biking trail, and 11 — yes, 11 — beaches. In this case this...
  • Birders’ Paradise

    Walking outdoors holds many surprises, not the least of them discovering the magical sides of nature all around us. Located on the Pacific Flyway, the Ormond Beach Bird Refuge hosts...
  • Walking Nature: Palos Verdes

    Palos Verdes Peninsula is home to fascinating natural history: If we dug straight down we’d run into everything from sharks teeth, fish scales, whale bones, mammoths, and saber tooth cats,...
  • Newport Beach: Hanging Out at the Pier

    Walkable communities are essential to create healthy neighborhoods. Walking by the ocean provides the added benefits of fresh air and cooler climate while moving and exercising in sunlight. The Balboa...
  • Heading to the Border

    What’s more relaxing than walking in nature? A nature preserve called the Border Field State Park in San Diego, near the Mexican border offers classic sandy beaches, a major river...
  • Art and Nature on Foot

    Laguna Beach in Southern California is a uniquely walkable community and is committed to remain so: In the midst of a lucrative real estate boom, Laguna Beach opted to retain...

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Watch the Walking Revolution documentary

A 30-minute documentary film that's guaranteed to get you walking, The Walking Revolution explores the tremendous changes a regular walking routine can make in your life and your community.


Meet Bob Sallis, MD, family physician and sports medicine expert, who encourages his patients to take charge of their health by exercising. Follow Dr. Sallis as he walks all over the world!

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